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Once you hit a certain age, everything people say will remind you of song lyrics. One way or another.

In the forest, I came across a troll that said "to cross this bridge, fix these compiler errors three".

"Beach body" is not a phrase you hear in Kansas.

I don't mind team-building exercises, but man I get frustrated with the hyped-up leader who wants us to do stupid stuff like a cheer. It doesn't put me in the mood for the exercises, it makes me uncomfortable because it's not me at all.

Retailers on Amazon consider reviews as if...

5 stars: This product is good.

4 stars: This product is total garbage, do not buy, company sucks.

Retailer: We will give you a $20 gift card and a replacement product if you will change or delete your 4-star review.

Seriously, I had a retailer harass me for a full year to change or delete my review, with escalating offers that reached gift card + product that was triple the value of the product. Complaints to Amazon did not change this.

No Mr. Bond I expect you to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel now for more great content like this

Life hack: when the hotel curtains won't fully close and the big sign lights are shining through the crack...

I feel airline passengers without carry-ons should be allowed to sit in the front rows. Because I'm sitting here, ready to go, waiting on people getting their luggage.

Really, Google? You can't figure that on our on your own?

I think NaNoWriMo is great.

It finally confirmed that novel-writing is not for me.

I was 8 years old when Star Wars (later titled "A New Hope") came out. I was probably 9 by the time it came to our tiny Kansas town, where I saw it on a drive-in theater screen.
I can't really comprehend how much Star Wars has changed my life. From the huge toy and book collection I owned, to wanting to be a Jedi, to the games I played, to how it infiltrated our society and is almost universally recognized.
Who knew that amazing movie would become all this?

how the pandemic has changed me 

I wear shoes around the house all day.

In a year, I've broken three toenails... like, "smashed it and it eventually fell off" broken. Through the winter I wore an expensive pair of fleece-lined slippers because they were warm, but as the weather is warming up, I find myself wearing my Minnetonka moccasins to protect my toes.

Today's pressing question: Is French silk pie a breakfast food?

One of the awkward things about leading a team where everyone but the managers works Sun-Thu or Mon-Sat: You can't jump into Slack on Friday morning and post "It's Friday!" videos. Half the team finished their week yesterday, and the other half aren't done until tomorrow. Can't share my enthusiasm that the work-week is ending.

Google Photos has identified all the photos of my pottery work in progress (along with photos of a few purchased pieces) and put them together in a "memory album" named "Throw It Together".
This is kind of creepy... it not only recognizes finished pottery, but it recognizes a cart full of unfinished pottery seen from the top, etc.

My family moved a lot when I was a kid. Rented farm houses, etc. Long after I left home, two of those houses were burned in fire drills, one of them burned accidentally, one was demolished as part of industrializing the farm. Only four of my "childhood homes" still stand, out of the eight I remember.
I find myself puzzled over which bothers me more... that these homes are gone, or that we lived in 8 different homes over ~12 years.

"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."

what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."

what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"

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